Harlan M Krumholz MD, SM

Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor of Faculty of Arts and Sciences, of Investigative Medicine and of Public Health (Health Policy); Co-Director, Clinical Scholars Program; Director, Yale-New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Biographical Info

Harlan Krumholz is a cardiologist and health care researcher at Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He received a BS from Yale, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and a Masters in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard University School of Public Health. He is the Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine and Director of the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), one of the nation’s first and most productive research units dedicated to producing innovations to improve patient outcomes and promote better population health. He is also a Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, which prepares talented physicians to become future health care leaders.

Dr. Krumholz has been honored by membership in the Institute of Medicine, the Association of American Physicians, and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He was named a Distinguished Scientist of the American Heart Association. He was elected to the Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology and the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and was appointed by the U.S. government to the Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. He is a 2014 recipient of the Friendship Award from the People’s Republic of China in recognition of his collaborative efforts to develop a national cardiovascular research network.

Dr. Krumholz is the editor of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, and editor of CardioExchange, a social media site of the publisher of the New England Journal of Medicine. He has published more than 800 articles and is the author of two books, one on smoking cessation and another on reducing the risk of heart disease. He has a regular blog on Forbes.com and has contributed to the New York Times Wellneess blog, the New York Times op-ed page, and National Public Radio Shots blog.

International Activity

  • Yale-Fuwai Session
    Beijing, China(2009 - 2009)
    Dr. Krumholz was part of a delegation of physicians and researchers from the United States who participated in a Yale-Fuwai Session at the 2009 International Heart Forum. The Yale-Fuwai Session was the first of its kind to promote international collaboration in the field of outcomes research. Dr. Krumholz helped kick-off the Forum with a plenary presentation titled, "Guidelines, Personalized Medicine and Common Sense." In a session on topics related to coronary heart disease, he gave a talk titled, "STEMI Systems: Changing the Approach to Care." During the Yale-Fuwai Session, he presented, "Lipid Levels and Evidence-Based Decisions."

Education & Training

Yale College (05/1980)
Harvard University (1985)
Harvard (1992)
University of California, San Francisco, Internal Medicine (1985 - 1988)
Chief Resident
Moffitt Hospital/University of California, San Francisco, Internal Medicine (1988 - 1989)
Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Cardiology (1989 - 1992)
University of California at San Francisco, Internal Medicine
Board Certification
Cardiovascular Disease, Board Certified  (1991)
Board Certification
Internal Medicine, Board Certified  (1989)

Honors & Recognition

  • Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Outstanding Achievement Award
    American Heart Association (2013)
  • Distinguished Achievement Award
    American Heart Association (2011)
  • Distinguished Scientist Award
    American Heart Association (2010)
  • China Friendship Award
    People's Republic of China (2014)
  • Board of Directors
    American Board of Internal Medicine (2010)
  • Board of Trustees
    American College of Cardiology Foundation (2010)
  • Elected member
    Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (2008)
  • Elected member
    Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (2007)
  • Award of Meritorious Achievement
    American Heart Association (2007)
  • Elected member
    Association of American Physicians (2004)
  • Elected member
    American Society for Clinical Investigation (2000)

Professional Service

  • Chair, American College of Cardiology (2009 - -)
  • Institute of Medicine (2008 - -)
  • Correspondent, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine (2008 - -)
  • National Cardiovascular Data Registry (2008 - -)
  • American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (2008 - -)
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (2008 - -)
  • American Heart Association (2007 - 2008)
  • American Heart Association (2007 - 2009)
  • American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (2007 - 2009)
  • American Heart Association (2006 - -)
  • Chair, American College of Cardiology (2006 - 2008)
  • American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (2006 - 2008)
  • American Heart Association (2004 - 2005)
  • American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (2001 - 2005)
  • Chair, American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (2000 - 2008)
  • American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (1999 - -)
  • American College of Cardiology (1996 - -)
  • American Heart Association (1996 - -)

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